Phyllis Ann (Cook) Richardson (1927 - 2016)

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Funeral services for Phyllis A. Richardson, 88, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids with Rev. Joyce Webb officiating.  The Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Coon Rapids was in charge of the arrangements. 
Phyllis Ann Richardson, age 88, of Coon Rapids passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.
Born July 3, 1927 on a farm near Coon Rapids, she was the daughter of James and Marian (Unger) Cook.  She attended country school at Willow #3 and Viola Center, and graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1944.  On Jan. 5, 1945, she was united in marriage with James Ray Richardson at the Methodist parsonage in Coon Rapids.  They were blessed with three sons: James Michael, John Mark, and William Joseph.  Phyllis and Jim operated a dairy farm in the Scranton-Ralston area until his death in 1981.  Phyllis then moved back to Coon Rapids and worked until her retirement for Carroll County Public Health as a Home Healthcare Aide.  She loved spending time with her family, enjoyed reading, caring for her dogs, following family athletics, and music events. 
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband James in 1981, brother Douglas (Dugan) Cook, and granddaughter Wendy Richardson. 
Phyllis is survived by her sons: James M. (Gail) of Audubon, John M. (Sharon) of Coon Rapids, and William J. (Darla) of Manvel, Texas; seven grandchildren: Jennifer Richardson of Audubon, Jessica Toillion (Dave) Spokane, Wash., Jeff Richardson (Elizabeth) of West Bend, Wisc., Vanessa Richardson of Denver, Colo., Ian Richardson of Richmond, Va., Kesley Richardson and Keegan Richardson, both of Manvel, Texas; eight great-grandchildren: Max, Jack, Sophia, Bruce, and Henry Toillion, and Thomas, Edwin, and Elizabeth Richardson; brother Bill Cook (Thin) of Council Bluffs; sisters-in-law Ruth Cook of Coon Rapids and Zoe Ann Kraft of La Crosse, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com          
 
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518 Main St. Box 54
Coon Rapids, IA 50058
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, 2016